Demonstration to Dissolve the Palestinian Authority
Mon. February 28th
Palestinian Permanent Mission to the UN
115 E 65th St btw Park & Lexington
F to 63rd st, 6 to 68th/Hunter College
Palestinians join with the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and Algeria in demanding the ouster of its Western Puppets and Strongmen, the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinians will no longer tolerate an illegitimate leadership that kills, oppresses and imprisons its people. The Palestine Papers have exposed the Palestinian Authority’s eager willingness to sacrifice Palestinian refugees, citizens of Gaza and voices of opposition to maintain political and economic control over the Palestinian people.
Abbas, your presidency has long since expired. It’s time for you and your cronies to GET OUT.
US Palestinian Community Network-NYC presents Palestinian Authority Pink Slip
Notice of termination served on February 28, 2011 4:00-6:00 p.m.
At Palestine Permanent Observation Mission to the UN
115 East 65th Street, New York, NY
New York, NY-February 27, 2011, On the heels of a people’s victory for freedom and democracy in Egypt, the US Palestinian Community Network-NYC will present the Palestinian Authority with a pink slip terminating its employment as the leadership of the Palestinian people for failure to uphold its duties as a governing body. Additionally the existence of the Palestinian Authority allows the State of Israel to evade its legal obligations as an occupation force toward the occupied Palestinian people. The event will also include presenting a list of demands that includes terminating the Oslo Accords and unifying Palestinian political forces upon a national platform of ending the occupation.
The radical concessions made by the PA to the Israelis, as confirmed by documents and demonstrated by blocking the vote on the Goldstone Report at the UN Human Rights Council, the presence of Dayton Forces and a detrimental policy towards Gaza, on territory, sovereignty, Jerusalem, the right of return for refugees, and the integrity of the Palestinian national body, especially that part that lives outside the West Bank and Gaza, is a direct and tragic consequence of this position.
The leadership of the PA acted without proper delegation from the Palestinian people. Their actions echo the dictatorial rule that has typified the rest of the Arab world. As Arabs move to protest such rule over their lives, from Tunisians, to Egyptians to Yemenis to Jordanians, Libyans, and Bahrainis, we also move as Palestinians of the US, refugees outside our land and an inseparable part, like other Palestinian refugees the world over, of the Palestinian national body, to protest the dictatorial and unrepresentative rule of the PA.
USPCN insists that it is the Palestinian people’s will to continue its resistance to colonization and apartheid in many forms, including boycott, divestment, and sanctions and the non-violent protests to the Apartheid Wall as valiantly led by Palestinian civil society the world over. It believes that popular resistance aimed at establishing international law and human rights norms is necessary for the achievement of a political solution.
Accordingly, the USPCN demands the dismantling of the PA and the termination of all its employees and that the PLO be revamped to reflect the will and aspirations of the Palestinian people. The following steps need to be taken immediately:
1. Suspend and terminate the Oslo Accords
2. Terminate the Palestinian Authority—Mahmoud Abbas must resign
3. End all Palestinian Authority security arrangements with Israel
4. Release all Palestinian political prisoners from Palestinian jails
5. Build a national platform upon which to coalesce Palestinian political parties and formations in their
resistance to apartheid, colonialism, and ethnic cleansing
6. The immediate dismissal of the entire staff of Palestine Permanent Observation Mission to the UN for
their role in blocking the vote on the Goldstone Report
If you are not able to come to New York City, NY, please call the PLO mission at (212) 288-8500 on Monday, February 28 and express your support for these demands
For more information please contact Mosab Qashoo: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the abuses of the PNA…
OPPRESSION & MURDER:
“One transcript from a meeting in 2008 quoted a Palestinian security chief asking a senior Israeli military official for more tear gas canisters to help put down demonstrations in the West Bank. Another document from a meeting in Tel Aviv in 2005 shows an exchange between Israeli and Palestinian officials on a plan to kill the Gaza militant Hassan al Madhoun. “Why don’t you kill him?” Shaul Mofaz, the then-Israeli defence minister, asked Nasser Youssef, the Palestinian interior minister at the time. “We gave instructions to Rasheed and will see,” Mr Youssef replied, referring to a senior Palestinian security official in Gaza.”
‘Saeb Erekat, the PA’s chief negotiator, boasted of this collaboration in a meeting with Obama’s deputy Middle East envoy David Hale in September of 2009. “We have had to kill Palestinians to establish one authority, one gun and the rule of law.” ‘
“It is now much clearer to Palestinians that they are living in a prison and that the PA leaders are there only to negotiate the terms of our imprisonment,” he said.
SELLING OUT THE REFUGEES:
“On January 15, 2010, Erekat told US diplomat David Hale that the Palestinians offered Israel the return of “a symbolic number” of refugees…Erekat said, ‘I never said the Diaspora will vote. It’s not going to happen. The referendum will be for Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Can’t do it in Lebanon. Can’t do it in Jordan.'”
COLLABORATING TO OPPRESS GAZA:
“Ahmed Qurei, the former Palestinian Authority prime minister, asked Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli foreign minister, if Israel could re-occupy the Philadephi corridor to seal the border and cut off supplies to [Gaza].”
DELAYING THE GOLDSTONE REPORT:
“If there were any lingering doubts concerning the status and integrity of the Palestinian National Authority — and its so-called President, Mahmoud Abbas (“so-called” because his term of office, such as it was, expired almost a year ago) — they were surely dispelled once and for all by its decision to drop its support for a UN resolution that would have referred the Goldstone Report on Israel’s post-Christmas 2008 attack on Gaza to the UN Security Council.”
“What The Palestine Papers demonstrate is that, in the weeks preceding the vote, the United States apparently urged the PA to stall the report as a means of restarting negotiations with Israel.”
“For many on the street, the move by the Palestinian government is seen as an attempt to corner Hamas in Gaza and show how undemocratic it is. Others see it as a cover-up for the Palestinian papers, published by Al Jazeera, that exposed the Palestinian negotiation team for being too willing to compromise with Israel. The elections are thus seen by some as a possible ploy to divert attention of the public from that media spectacle.
Of course there is another theory: that it might be an attempt by the PA to appear democratic in response to changes in the region, a tactic that many Arab leaders have been pursuing since the spark of revolution that started in Tunisia and spread to Egypt. If the local voting goes forward as originally planned, it would be the first trip to the polls since 2006.”